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Brief History of Charlotte Burkinshaw


Charlotte started her martial arts career in 1996 at the age of 4yrs old studying under her father, Sifu Paul Burkinshaw. She achieved her Black sash in September 2007, her 1st Degree in March 2009 and her 2nd Degree in April 2010. All of these gradings were conducted by a panel of several other instructors within the style.

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Charlotte's main competition achievements are :-


2003 BCCMA British Champion Qingda Girls(9-10yrs) sparring
2005 BCCMA British Champion Qingda Girls sparring
2006 BCCMA English Champion Qingda Girls sparring –54kgs
2006 BCCMA British Champion Qingda Girls sparring –54kgs
2006 BCCMA British Champion Girls Traditional Southern Long Weapon
2007 BCCMA English Champion Qingda Girls sparring –59kgs
2007 BCCMA British Champion Qingda Girls sparring –65kgs
2007 BCCMA British Champion Girls Traditional Southern Open-Hand Forms
2007 BCCMA British Champion Girls Traditional Northern Open-Hand Forms
2007 BCCMA British Champion Qingda Girls sparring –65kgs
2007 BCCMA British Champion Girls Traditional Southern Open-Hand Forms                    
2008 WUMA English Open Junior Chinese Forms Champion
2008 WUMA English National Girls +155cm Continuous Sparrin Champion
2008 BCCMA English Champion Junior Girls sparring -65kgs
2008 BCCMA English Champion Junior Traditional Southern Open-Hand Forms
2008 BCCMA English Champion Junior Traditional Northern Open-Hand Forms
2008 BCCMA English Champion Junior Traditional Southern Long Weapon
2008 BCCMA British Champion Traditional Southern Short Weapon
2008 BCCMA British Champion Qingda Girls sparring –65kgs
2008 BCCMA British Champion Girls Traditional Southern Open-Hand Forms
2008 Goldstar Champion Girls +155cm Continuous Sparring
2009 WKA Open British Kickboxing Champion Junior Girls +60kgs
2009 BCCMA British Champion Traditional Northern Open-Hand Forms
2009 BCCMA British Champion Traditional Northern Long Weapon
2009 BCCMA British Champion Traditional Southern Long Weapon
2009 BCCMA British Champion Traditional Southern Short Weapon
2009 WKA Open British Kung Fu Champion -16yrs Girls Forms
2009 WKA Open British Kung Fu Champion -16yrs Girls Weapons
2009 WKA Open British Kung Fu Champion Womens Weapons
2009 WKA Open British Kung Fu Champion Qingda Girls sparring -65kgs
2009 WKA Open British Kung Fu Champion Qingda Womens sparring -70kgs
2009 BCCMA British Champion Girls Open Qingda Sparring
2010 WKA Open British Kickboxing Champion Junior Girls -70kgs
2010 BCCMA British Champion Traditional Southern Open-Hand Forms
2010 BCCMA British Champion Traditional Southern Long Weapon
2010 BCCMA British Champion Traditional Southern Short Weapon
2010 BCCMA British Champion Girls -18yrs +65kgs Qingda Sparring

In 2010, Charlotte took over the running of the Nuneaton class at Higham Lane school. A year later in September 2011 after 15 years training, Charlotte achieved her 3rd Degree Black sash.

During Alan Low's visit to the UK in April 2013, Charlotte attended several classes and seminars. This experience training with Alan inspired her to travel to Hong Kong in April 2015 to train and attend the Annual dinner. Also during this trip, Charlotte had the privilege to visit the late Grandmater Wong's grave in Punyu, China.

Charlotte still maintains the Nuneaton classes, but due to her working career, her Kung Fu progression has been put on hold.